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Senior Housing Now

Registration Open: Resident Advocacy Day & Senior Housing NOW! Rally

April 1, 2020

For the last decade, LeadingAge California has organized an Annual Affordable Senior Housing Resident Advocacy Day that gives residents of affordable senior housing an opportunity to travel to the Capitol and share their stories with state legislators about how affordable housing has impacted their lives. The event has grown significantly over the years and become very popular for our members and the seniors they serve throughout California.

To commemorate 10 years of advocacy for affordable senior housing, next year’s Resident Advocacy Day will consist of a "Senior Housing NOW!" rally on the northern steps of the State Capitol, where our crowd and speakers will call attention to the importance of affordable senior housing. Please find more details below and register your community now


Schedule of Events

10:00 a.m.       Check-in: Check-in will open on the North Lawn of the Capitol (near L and 11th Streets).

11:30 a.m.       Rally and luncheon: A rally will be held from 11:30a.m. to 1:00 p.m. During the rally, lunch will be served to participants.

1:00 p.m.         Legislative visits: After the rally & luncheon, everyone will enter the Capitol building for their legislative visits. The legislative meetings are scheduled to take place between 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Participants are asked attend their scheduled meetings and plan on not leaving the Capitol until 4PM. 

4:00p.m.          Pick-up: Bus and shuttle pick-up on 10th Street, on the West side of the Capitol.


Rally and Luncheon

Lunch will be served during the rally, and participants will hear from a number of speakers on the issue of affordable senior housing. LeadingAge Staff will go over important information for the capitol visits and answer questions from participants. While seniors will be advocating for funding for affordable housing in California, they will be encouraged to talk about their own experiences as residents of affordable housing, and how important a safe, comfortable home is.


Legislative Visits

LeadingAge California will schedule and provide information about the legislative visits and any legislative priorities that they will be asked to discuss. LeadingAge CA will provide materials for advocates to use in discussions, and to give to legislators during their meetings.

Staff and Residents will be put into small groups and each group will be scheduled for two meetings in the Capitol. The meetings will be scheduled on the half hour, with the first meetings occurring at 1:30 p.m. and the last meetings occurring at 3:30 p.m. Participants can expect each meeting to last 15 to 30 minutes. Out of respect for the Legislators and their staff that make time to meet with us, we ask that participants not plan to leave the Capitol before 4 p.m., so that they do not miss a scheduled meeting.

While seniors will be advocating for funding for affordable housing in California, they will be encouraged to talk about their own experiences as residents of affordable housing, and how important a safe, comfortable home is.